Albion midfielder Sparrow joins Crawley

Matt Sparrow is joining Crawley

Matt Sparrow is joining Crawley

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Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley following his release by Albion.

The midfielder had not made an appearance for the Seagulls this season and had his contract paid up yesterday.

Scunthorpe were interested in resigning the 31-year-old who spent 11 seasons with the Iron before moving to Sussex.

But Crawley made their move to tie up his signature following the departure of Hope Akpan to Reading on Tuesday.

Sparrow played nearly 400 games for Scunthorpe and twice helped them gain promotion to the Championship. He was also a regular in the Albion team which won League One two seasons ago before falling down the pecking order.

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5:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Well, the guy is a lucky talisman for League One teams if nothing else. Good move for him, very good signing for Crawley.
Well, the guy is a lucky talisman for League One teams if nothing else. Good move for him, very good signing for Crawley. Old Scrote of the Amex
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6:12pm Thu 10 Jan 13

tug509 says...

Whatever Matt does ,good luck and all the best,i remember his brace,on the opening day of the season (10-11) away at Swindon,it set us up for a worthy promotion ,which MS played his part. UTA
Whatever Matt does ,good luck and all the best,i remember his brace,on the opening day of the season (10-11) away at Swindon,it set us up for a worthy promotion ,which MS played his part. UTA tug509
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6:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

gusset snatcher says...

It's a shame gusset's not going with him, that's about his level, and even then he'd fail without someone bankrolling his failed signings...... IGWAM
It's a shame gusset's not going with him, that's about his level, and even then he'd fail without someone bankrolling his failed signings...... IGWAM gusset snatcher
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6:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Zamora Ace says...

Quote of the day "Sparrow falling down the PECKING order!!!" Brilliant Argus!!:)
Quote of the day "Sparrow falling down the PECKING order!!!" Brilliant Argus!!:) Zamora Ace
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7:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

bruce beckett says...

See Jara Reyes has joined Forest on loan from West Brom. Not too far for him to drive, thank heavens.
See Jara Reyes has joined Forest on loan from West Brom. Not too far for him to drive, thank heavens. bruce beckett
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7:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

bruce beckett wrote:
See Jara Reyes has joined Forest on loan from West Brom. Not too far for him to drive, thank heavens.
LOL nice one.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: See Jara Reyes has joined Forest on loan from West Brom. Not too far for him to drive, thank heavens.[/p][/quote]LOL nice one. Freeloaders
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7:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Contract paid up.This is what happens when you give players not up to it contracts to long.You still have to pay them every last penny.Anyway good signing for Crawley,his a good league one player.But thats all he will ever be.
Contract paid up.This is what happens when you give players not up to it contracts to long.You still have to pay them every last penny.Anyway good signing for Crawley,his a good league one player.But thats all he will ever be. Freeloaders
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10:36pm Thu 10 Jan 13

The Phantom says...

Amazing how few posts there are on here when The Argus posts a Brighton story on "Sport" rather than "Albion". A really good professional at Brighton and disappointed that he fell so far down the pecking order this season. Great signing for Crawley - perfect replacement for Akpan in terms of getting about the pitch and getting on the end of things in the box. Good luck Matt.
Amazing how few posts there are on here when The Argus posts a Brighton story on "Sport" rather than "Albion". A really good professional at Brighton and disappointed that he fell so far down the pecking order this season. Great signing for Crawley - perfect replacement for Akpan in terms of getting about the pitch and getting on the end of things in the box. Good luck Matt. The Phantom
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7:31am Fri 11 Jan 13

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Good luck to him. I guess his face just didn't fit? Personally I think he's just as good as Hammond or Crofts. (Which is not really to **** him with faint praise)
Good luck to him. I guess his face just didn't fit? Personally I think he's just as good as Hammond or Crofts. (Which is not really to **** him with faint praise) Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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7:35am Fri 11 Jan 13

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Ohh fell foul of the 'dam' autocensor. The word I wanted to use sounds the same as a large barricade across a body of water but is spelt differently and is used to describe people sentenced to an eternity in hell.

"Oh we're not allowed words with a big big D" (With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan)
Ohh fell foul of the 'dam' autocensor. The word I wanted to use sounds the same as a large barricade across a body of water but is spelt differently and is used to describe people sentenced to an eternity in hell. "Oh we're not allowed words with a big big D" (With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan) Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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10:53am Fri 11 Jan 13

Carter_Cooldancer says...

I'm trying to decide who is the biggest troll on these forums. Has to be either Gusset Snatcher or Freeloaders. Are there any others?

Both of the above complete sad cases but which one is the worst?

I'd probably go with Freeloaders. He has nothing good or interesting to say and is personal with his abuse. As my Nan use to say about such people. He is a complete div!

Good luck at Crawley Matt Sparrow and thanks for your contribution to the Albion.
I'm trying to decide who is the biggest troll on these forums. Has to be either Gusset Snatcher or Freeloaders. Are there any others? Both of the above complete sad cases but which one is the worst? I'd probably go with Freeloaders. He has nothing good or interesting to say and is personal with his abuse. As my Nan use to say about such people. He is a complete div! Good luck at Crawley Matt Sparrow and thanks for your contribution to the Albion. Carter_Cooldancer
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1:26pm Fri 11 Jan 13

mr punch says...

Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
I'm trying to decide who is the biggest troll on these forums. Has to be either Gusset Snatcher or Freeloaders. Are there any others?

Both of the above complete sad cases but which one is the worst?

I'd probably go with Freeloaders. He has nothing good or interesting to say and is personal with his abuse. As my Nan use to say about such people. He is a complete div!

Good luck at Crawley Matt Sparrow and thanks for your contribution to the Albion.
Why bother even reading their comments? They just there to try to wind you up.
[quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: I'm trying to decide who is the biggest troll on these forums. Has to be either Gusset Snatcher or Freeloaders. Are there any others? Both of the above complete sad cases but which one is the worst? I'd probably go with Freeloaders. He has nothing good or interesting to say and is personal with his abuse. As my Nan use to say about such people. He is a complete div! Good luck at Crawley Matt Sparrow and thanks for your contribution to the Albion.[/p][/quote]Why bother even reading their comments? They just there to try to wind you up. mr punch
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6:04pm Fri 11 Jan 13

tinker111 says...

Freeloaders wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
See Jara Reyes has joined Forest on loan from West Brom. Not too far for him to drive, thank heavens.
LOL nice one.
Very Nice one
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: See Jara Reyes has joined Forest on loan from West Brom. Not too far for him to drive, thank heavens.[/p][/quote]LOL nice one.[/p][/quote]Very Nice one tinker111
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6:04pm Fri 11 Jan 13

tinker111 says...

Freeloaders wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
See Jara Reyes has joined Forest on loan from West Brom. Not too far for him to drive, thank heavens.
LOL nice one.
Very Nice one
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: See Jara Reyes has joined Forest on loan from West Brom. Not too far for him to drive, thank heavens.[/p][/quote]LOL nice one.[/p][/quote]Very Nice one tinker111
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6:11pm Fri 11 Jan 13

tinker111 says...

Zamora Ace wrote:
Quote of the day "Sparrow falling down the PECKING order!!!" Brilliant Argus!!:)
usual C++p have you noticed AR/GUS out of the mould ?????

Now very best wishes to Matt better off having been told no play for the Albion again ?? ARGUS REPORT ??? way back pity it was not Croft's who was going
[quote][p][bold]Zamora Ace[/bold] wrote: Quote of the day "Sparrow falling down the PECKING order!!!" Brilliant Argus!!:)[/p][/quote]usual C++p have you noticed AR/GUS out of the mould ????? Now very best wishes to Matt better off having been told no play for the Albion again ?? ARGUS REPORT ??? way back pity it was not Croft's who was going tinker111
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